This show will explore tapping into our inner stillness to find a connection with our mind and body, community and nature. By doing so we can achieve a life of peace, love and bliss! I am excited to welcome yogi, surfer and Blissologist, Eoin Finn, to the broadcast! Join us as we discuss the concept behind blissology and how we can cultivate a relationship with our inner stillness to guide us in our relationships and connectedness. There will be a call-in Q&A session where you can ask Eoin or me any questions by calling, 1-888-346-9141, 4/5/15 @ 12pm PT
What is a hobby? According to the dictionary itâs âan activity done regularly in oneâs leisure time for pleasure.â That sounds like sex and intimacy to me! We all know that itâs good for couples to have a mutual hobby – cooking, gardening, sport, travel, outdoor recreation, decorating, traveling, study. It gives them something to talk about together, to experiment with and to enjoy together. Youâre having sex anyway, so why not give it the same focus and attention that you give any hobby? When you acknowledge that sex and intimacy is or can be your mutual hobby, then you can approach it like any other hobby – enjoyably! There is enjoyment in the thinking about it, the planning, the discussing, the reflecting, the researching, and of course, in the doing. Itâs just as if, say, scuba diving were your mutual hobby. In that case youâd do courses together, set aside time to go diving, plan your dive trips, enjoy talking about the diving afterwards.
Youâd read books or blogs, listen to podcasts and watch videos about diving. Youâd buy diving equipment and browse online diving websites to find out more. Youâd have friends who were interested in diving too and you could enjoy talking with them about diving and share diving advice and experiences, you might even go diving together. Now substitute the words âhave sexâÂ or âbe intimateâ for âdiveâ, and itâs pretty much the same. Obviously for most people, although not all, having sex is a private activity, so the âgoing diving with friendsâ side of things might not apply – but you can still talk about sex with friends. I always encourage people to talk more freely and positively about sex with their friends, to help break the silence around what people really do and feel about sex, and to get people talking about sex as though it were a normal part of life, rather than some hidden secret.
When sex is your hobby itâs much easier to talk about it. You donât have to be a complete sex geek like me. For me sex is more than a hobby, itâs a calling. I never get tired of the topic, I find it endlessly fascinating. It can be for you too, when you make it your hobby.
Thereâs so much to explore and experienceâ¦ Listen in to The Tantric Lounge Radio Show to find out moreâ¦
Join renowned sex educator,sex talk radio host, therapist and coach, Jacqueline Hellyer, in the Tantric Lounge and discover the missing link to complete the empowerment of your sexuality The Tantric Lounge is a space where sex is an art and sex is a science. Itâs where sex, science and spirituality meet, and everything in between. In the Tantric Lounge youâll explore the third wave of sexuality: beyond shame, beyond sleaze, heading towards true understanding and liberation. Itâs sex for the seeker, for the explorer, for the thinker. Jacqueline presents sex like no one else. Sheâs fascinating, funny and above all inspiring. Tune in to her wisdom and entertaining conversations with engaging guests from the leading edge of sexuality, as they discuss everything to do with sex, love and intimacy. Discover your sexual potential, become truly empowered and get more out of your sex life than you ever imagined!Â The Tantric Lounge, Thursdays at 5 PM Pacific on VoiceAmerica Empowerment.
Holy Hormones Honey! Tune in for Leslie BothaâsÂ latest EpisodeÂ âA World without MS: Vitamin D’s Role â airingÂ March 6thÂ 9am Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Health and Wellness Channel.
March is National Multiple Sclerosis Education and Awareness Month. MS was identified almost 150 years ago, yet the disease still has no cure.Â Over 2.5 million people around the world have been diagnosed with MS including about 400,000 Americans. Women are to 2 to 3 times more likely to develop MS than men. The number of MS cases continues to grow. Sue Ryan joins host, Leslie Carol Botha to discuss the role of Vitamin D to prevent or even treat MS.Â Â Upon retiring from a career in Washington, D.C., in her early 50s, Sueâs health unexpectedly deteriorated. She empowered herself to find out âwhyâ by attending medical seminars and conducting research to resolve her health issues.Â One of her key findings was that she was highly deficient in Vitamin D. While on her journey to better health, Sue became impassioned with the health benefits of Vitamin D. One of the health benefits supported by scientific research is vitamin Dâs connection with MS.
About Leslie Carol Botha
Leslie Carol Botha is host ofÂ Holy Hormones Honey!Â on theÂ VoiceAmerica Health and Wellness Channel.Â Â Botha is also a Womenâs Health Educator and Internationally Recognized Expert on Womenâs Hormones and Behaviors. She is the co-author of the highly acclaimed Understanding Your Mind, Mood, and Hormone Cycle, the first in a menstrual health education series that provides women with the education they never received about how their hormone cycle affects not only their minds, and moods, but their personal and professional relationships and their overall health and happiness.
Botha is a member of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research, and an advisory board member for the Cycles Research Institute. In 2006, Botha received the Edward R. Dewey Award for her pioneering research on how womenâs hormonal fluctuations affect their behaviors. The award was bequeathed by the Foundation for the Study of Cycles.
Her research is also featured in The World According to Cycles- How Recurring Forces Can Predict the Future and Change Your Life by Samuel A. Schreiner, Jr., published by Skyhorse Publishing, New York City. Schreiner has noted that Botha is âone of the most prominent twenty-first century natural cycle thinkers.â
Building on the tremendous success of their inaugural festival last year, organizers of the highly anticipated Sedona Yoga Festival are gearing up for another truly transformative event early next month. ThursdayâSunday, February 6â10, yogis and other conscious community members will flock to the quiet boulevards and soaring red rock canyons of Sedona for three days of yoga, music and energy work in the undisputed spiritual center of the American West.
For attendees, itâs an unprecedented opportunity for powerful personal growthâin a destination unlike any other. Unlike larger corporate-sponsorship yoga conferences, held in large central facilities with cavernous rooms and hundreds of attendees per class, the Sedona Yoga Festival schedule was developed specifically with the cityâs quaint, homey atmosphere in mind. 200+ classes, workshops and events are sprinkled over 21 intimate local venues, with convenient shuttle service available and a variety of lodging options close at hand.
The flexible conference structure gives yogis the chance to weave their own experience in the richly colored cultural and natural tapestry of Sedona. Workshops and music are everywhereâspas, yoga studios, ballrooms, banquet halls, movie theaters, chapels and beyond. At the hub of this creative collective is Heart Center Village, a lively central gathering and registration area where participants can share the festival experience with yoga, healthy food and drink, conscious vendors, live music, listening lounges and a host of free, open-to-public activities.
The eventâs esteemed faculty is widely varied and deeply experiencedâand, befitting the destination, utterly down to Earth. Presenters were chosen not purely for their marquis-friendly names, but for the richly layered credentials, commitment to consciousness and unfailing authenticity that resonate in Sedonaâs spiritually charged environment. Among them are acclaimed author/teacher Mark Whitwell, Yoga Journal Co-Founder Rama Vernon, Kundalini masters Ana Brett and Ravi Singh, best-selling spiritual author Sunny Dawn Johnston and more than 100 yogis, healers, artists, authors, musicians, shamans, scientists, philosophers and performers.
Together, the festivalâs 108 presenters will facilitate more than 200 classes, workshops and events, from Yoga Nidra to Ecstatic Dance and just about everything in between. Conference attendees are also encouraged to set aside time for the exploration and contemplation of their surroundings, which include some of the most breathtaking high desert landscapes in the world. With more than four million annual visitors, Sedona is a virtual mecca for hikers, bikers, artists and spiritual seekers. Rich in energy âvortexes,â the area has long been known for its inspiring, regenerative powersâmaking it the ideal place to take oneâs practice to the next level.
âSedona is such an inspirational place, and so closely aligned with the principles of any yogic, spiritual or consciousness practice. It seemed incredible that there wasnât already a festival hereâor indeed a cohesive yoga offering we could share with the world.â said Marc Titus, SYF Founder and Director. âWe are so honored to be helping to fill that gap as we bring the yoga community hOMe to Sedona.â In keeping with the spirit of seva, SYF is donating a portion of conference proceeds to the Give Back Yoga Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting yoga teachers in the offering of service to their communities.
ReadÂ more at the Sedona Yoga Festival Website.
Marc Titus: Founder & CEO, Festival Director
Marc is aÂ modern yogiÂ and visionary guide for new paradigm thinkers and creators.Â HisÂ modern yoga and meditationÂ blends masterfully, ancient practices and philosophy to soothe this tumultuous modern experience, supporting purposeful, organic and dynamic collaborations that bring humanity to a higher consciousness experience.Â The goals of the Sedona YogaÂ Festival are to be a significant resource for yoga and the expansion of consciousness. To generate widespread awareness of Sedona as a true yoga destination.Â To nurture collaborative community among teachers and practitioners of yoga in Sedona and beyond. To welcome people to Sedona for the experience of yoga and transformation. To develop purposeful partnerships with conscious organizations and businesses. To encourage and support non-profit organizations in our local community and our expanded yoga community. To nurture a mentality of abundance in energetic and material exchange.